vital spirit

vital spirit,

n See energy, vital.
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So from the root Springs lighter the green stalk, from thence the leaves More aerie, last the bright consummate floure Spirits odorous breathes: flours and thir fruit Mans nourishment, by gradual scale sublim'd To vital Spirits aspire, to animal, To intellectual, give both life and sense, Fansie and understanding, whence the soule Reason receives, and reason is her being, Discursive, or Intuitive; discourse Is oftest yours, the latter most is ours, Differing but in degree, of kind the same.
What does it do: The ancients knew the value of this herb and used it to treat disorders of the heart and to revive the vital spirit.
This Rock- Puppy PokAaAaAeA@mon is known for its Keen Eye and Vital Spirit Abilitie It is also famous for standing bravely in battles even when it is faced with stronger opponents.
Martin defines vitalism as "the belief that there was a type of energy diffused in flesh, a type of vital spirit that creates and defines life" (24).
I also hear it said that a human perspective grounded on the cold reality of science could never nourish the vital spirit of morality.
According to the jury's statement: "The exhibit offers a vivid sense of the national identity and the vital spirit of creativity that animates Brazil; a current that flows from its cultural sources and continues spontaneously to open new scenographic horizons.
At that very moment, and I speak the truth, the vital spirit, the one that dwells in the most secret chamber of the heart, began to tremble so violently that even the most minute veins of my body were strangely affected; and trembling, it spoke these words: Ecce deus fortior me, qui veniens dominabitur micbi.
Certain writers "wanted to reanimate cultural materials they thought of as worn-out, decayed, dismembered, or effaced and to find a vital spirit in apparently lifeless material bodies" (3).
Such enthusiasms are so rare in academic criticism, which so often reads more like dead matter than vital spirit.
The simple distinction between these is that retention of inanimate spirit is harmful to the body, whereas retention of vital spirit preserves health and prolongs life.
Of course, they claim it signifies the drawing of vital spirit into the heart and lungs.
They were of three types: the natural spirit which had its origin and seat in the liver, and whose function was to diffuse itself through the veins and provide nourishment to the body; the vital spirit which formed in the heart and moved about the body via the arteries, and whose function was the providing of life energy and respiration to the body; thirdly the animal spirit, which resided in the brain, and which, via the nerves, sent messages from the senses back to the brain, and connected the three parts of the brain (imagination, memory and thought).